As an administrator, you may be charged with identifying and coaching other school leaders to promote distributed leadership across a school campus.
Allocate at least 4 hours in the field to support this field experience.
For this benchmark assignment, you will continue in the role of the school principal who is developing an instructional leader. Complete a coaching cycle of pre-conferencing, observing, and post-conferencing with a novice instructional leader who is completing the coaching cycle with a classroom teacher. Begin by meeting with the instructional leader and the classroom teacher for a pre-conference, then attend the observation, and follow-up with a post-conference. During each step of the process, evaluate the novice instructional leader on the quality of their feedback, specifically related to school culture and professional respect.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the principal mentor and, provided permission, seek opportunities to observe and/or assist the principal mentor.
At the conclusion of the clinical field experience, compose a 750-1,000 word summary and analysis of your experiences.
Include the following:
- Summarize your coaching experiences, demonstrating how you developed and supervised the staff’s instructional and leadership capacity.
- Describe how developing leaders within the school helps focus organizational time on high-quality school instruction and student learning.
- Explain the school’s distributed leadership structure and provide 1-3 recommendations to improve the structure or related policies.
Support your analysis, reflection, and suggested areas of improvement with 2-3 scholarly resources.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.